The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Principal Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Solution Architect
Rank 940 926 985
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +59
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Solutions Architect 8 45 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.041% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.042% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 8 20 11
Average salary £65,000 £85,000 £100,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% -15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £85,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +30.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
99438 106716 115504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83514 87039 93609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Principal Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Principal Solutions Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Principal Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Principal Solutions Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Principal Solutions Architect within the UK.

Principal Solutions Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Principal Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Solutions Architect over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 within the UK.

Principal Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Solutions Architect
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -25 8 £65,000 -23.52%
West Midlands - 4 £60,750 -
Birmingham - 3 £60,000 -
North West - 2 £65,000 -
Reading +4 1 £75,000 -
Berkshire +1 1 £75,000 -
South East -1 1 £75,000 -11.76%

Principal Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Principal Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Principal Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 12 (66.67%) TOGAF
2 10 (55.56%) Java
3 9 (50.00%) Oracle
3 9 (50.00%) Zachman Framework
4 8 (44.44%) WebSphere
4 8 (44.44%) Oracle Fusion
4 8 (44.44%) IBM
4 8 (44.44%) Open Source
5 7 (38.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (33.33%) SOA
7 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 4 (22.22%) Windows
8 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
8 3 (16.67%) SAP
8 3 (16.67%) Supplier Management
8 3 (16.67%) PaaS
8 3 (16.67%) Office 365
8 3 (16.67%) IaaS
9 2 (11.11%) Security Architecture
9 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
9 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (11.11%) Data Management
9 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
9 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (11.11%) CRM
9 2 (11.11%) Project Management
9 2 (11.11%) CISSP
10 1 (5.56%) Symantec

Principal Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Principal Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Principal Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (44.44%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) IaaS
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
1 3 (16.67%) PaaS
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Big Data
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (5.56%) Local Government
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) EJB
2 1 (5.56%) J2EE
2 1 (5.56%) JMS
2 1 (5.56%) REST
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) TOGAF
2 9 (50.00%) Zachman Framework
3 8 (44.44%) Open Source
4 7 (38.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (33.33%) SOA
6 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 3 (16.67%) Supplier Management
7 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (11.11%) CRM
7 2 (11.11%) Data Management
7 2 (11.11%) Project Management
7 2 (11.11%) Security Architecture
7 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (5.56%) Analytics
8 1 (5.56%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 1 (5.56%) Master Data Management
8 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
8 1 (5.56%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) BitLocker
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) XenApp
2 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
2 8 (44.44%) IBM
3 3 (16.67%) SAP
4 1 (5.56%) AppSense
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) Symantec
4 1 (5.56%) VMware